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Mar 27, 2013

Lace and Buttons and Yarn, Oh My!

I have a question....

Have any of you ever run out and bought a card for someone even though you have a ton of cardstock and paper in your stash? 

Well, I have. 

Then one day my husband made a little comment about it. He was right. 

I get too busy doing other things and don't get the "fun" things done, like making a card. So I promised myself that I would make all the cards this year. I just about failed...just about....but I did it! The card needs to be at it's destination in 4 days and it just might make it! Lol...

So here it is. In fact, I totally used another card as my inspiration for making this one, even though it looks quite different. 
I love the many uses for the "jar" stamp. Here's just one way to use it. 

I used Brazilian embroidery thread instead of yarn or ribbon over the lace. 

More embroidery thread over the lace on the jar and some buttons for inside.

I've been working on lots of crochet projects as well. Here's a couple of my latest projects.
Crocodile stitch booties. The pattern can be bought from Bonita Patterns

I love this little Owl Hat! This one is size 6 - 12 months. So cute! 
Unfortunately the photo is a little overexposed. 
Get the free pattern at Repeat Crafter Me.

Well, that's all I have to share today. I post almost daily on my Beyond the Fringe FB page and often on Pinterest, if you'd like to follow me there. 



  1. Love your card! I love all the details you added!

  2. The card is wonderful, and of course the booties are too, and now a hat! You are so talented!

  3. Carmen that card turned out gorgeous! Love the muted colors you used and the layout is fabulous. The little booties are FANTASTIC!!!
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  4. OMG Carmen! Love the card but the booties and owl hat take the cake. Are they up for sale? I'd love a price on them. :-)

  5. OMG Carmen! Love the card but the booties and owl hat take the cake. Are they for sale? I'd love to buy them.

  6. Wow, you are so talented! I love the card you made.


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